This scene is SO important. Maleficent is with someone she trusts, someone she considers a friend. And then the next thing she knows, she wakes up in pain, bleeding, with her wings burned off. A huge part of her has been destroyed.

Rape is so prominent in our culture that it is in a Disney movie. Maybe not explicitly, but it is very clear what this scene represents and it is so sad.

I fucking cried my eyes out during this scene

AJ even confirmed that this is what this scene was a metaphor for (x) - just because i saw someone say today that this is not what this scene is about

'We were very conscious that it was a metaphor for rape': The actress explained how the scene in which her character has her wings ripped off her body while in a drug-induced sleep had to be something 'so violent and aggressive' that it would make her 'lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood and her softness' 

This scene got to me so bad

And as I close my eyes, I can still see her face; every angle, every lash, the way her lips curl when she tries to not smile, and how she looks up at me when she fails to keep her chin up high… It’s all behind the curtains of my eyelids. Behind door number one are they eyes that took my breath away. Behind door two, the smile that brought my pulse to a standstill. Even the way she glances at me while speaking to another, it’s all I want to see, and it’s a shame that I have to close my eyes to catch a glimpse.